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Chris Armit

I am a Developmental Biologist with a strong interest in image informatics and 3D imaging. I studied Developmental Biology (BSc) and Pathology (PhD) at the University of Edinburgh, and continued my research in the ‘wet lab’ as a Postdoctoral Scientist at the Netherlands Cancer Institute, Amsterdam. On returning to Scotland, I switched over to the ‘dry lab’ and pursued a career in 3D Imaging and Transcriptomics, which included an intensive MPhil course in 3D Imaging and 3D Graphics at the prestigious Digital Design Studio of the Glasgow School of Art. Positions I have held include Senior Editor for the Edinburgh Mouse Atlas Project, and Deputy Senior Editor for the NIH/NIDDK-funded GUDMAP Project. I am based in Edinburgh where I work remotely as a Data Scientist for the Big Data journal GigaScience.

The Utility and Danger of AI in Scientific Publishing: Riddles of the Sphinx – GigaScience at WCRI 2024

- June 9, 2024

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The 8th World Congress on Research Integrity (WCRI) took place in Athens, Greece from 1st-5th June. GigaScience Press are regular attendees of this conference, and this year our organisation was represented by GigaScience Editor-in-Chief Scott Edmunds, Executive Editor Nicole Nogoy, and Data Scientist Chris Armit. A major theme of the conference was the double-edged sword […]

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BioBanking at GGBN 2023: Highlights from GigaScience Press

- November 8, 2023

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Chris Armit attended the Global Genome Biodiversity Network (GGBN) Conference 2023 in Mexico and reports on the Biobanking heavy agenda.

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Cell Biology in Washington DC: GigaScience at ASCB/EMBO Cell Bio 2022

- January 29, 2023

Write-up of the American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB) and European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO) 2022 Meeting

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AI Opportunities for Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder. Q&A with Henry Szechtman

- October 20, 2022

Q&A with Henry Szechtman on his new study providing enormous amounts of rat Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder data, comprising 11.1TB of videography from >2 years of continuous recording .

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The Importance of Data Sharing in Neuroscience – GigaScience at INCF 2022

- September 27, 2022

The International Neuroinformatics Coordinating Facility had its annual INCF 2022 Neuroinformatics Assembly and Chris Armit has a write up of the event.

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GigaScience at SPNHC 2022

- June 27, 2022

Write up of the meeting of the Society for the Preservation of Natural History Collections (SPNHC 2022) by Chris Armit.

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GigaScience at VIZBI 2022

- April 7, 2022

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Write-up of the The 12th international meeting on Visualizing Biological Data (VIZBI) conference

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Opening access and exploring sepsis in an Intensive Care database. Q&A with Tom Edinburgh

- March 15, 2022

Author Q&A with Tom Edinburgh on his new GigaByte paper presenting Sepsis-3 criteria in AmsterdamUMCdb, an Intensive Care database.

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Sequencing genomes across the planet at Biodiversity Genomics 2021

- October 7, 2021

Biodiversity Genomics 2021 was again virtual and brought together researchers across the world who are sequencing all of the corners of the tree of life. Here we have a write-up from Chris Armit.

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Another Virtual Birthday: GigaScience at ISMB2021

- August 2, 2021

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ISMB2021 was held online again so GigaScience had to celebrate their birthday with a video & virtual cake cutting, plus this writeup of the talks by Chris Armit

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